Jose Luis Marti is a coach with an arithmetic smile. The Leganes It has skyrocketed in recent days in the heat of practical rather than aesthetic football that allows the Blue and Whites to add and grow. Today before him Malaga the pepineros once again wore their most effective face to win (1-2) and climb in the standings to third place, just two points from one Spanish leader who will visit Butarque next Thursday (19:00). “I have not noticed in the classification, but it is much easier to grow in confidence thanks to the victories,” he confessed today after the duel at La Rosaleda.
Does it have much merit to get so many consecutive points?
We ourselves are the ones who must value it. Obviously trying to make our fans feel proud of the work we do and of getting as many points as possible, of possible victories, and to be as high as possible in the classification and competition so even, different and tight.
Was today an ex officio victory?
In that sense, the team has known how to work the game today. Mature it. We have entered a little worse in the second part. We have had many inaccuracies. That, through set pieces, has given us some chance for the rival. But the teams have recovered and we have been able to find the rival goal. We have not had so many chances, but we did have the occasional arrival and in the end that penalty gave us a victory deserved by the efforts of the footballers.
Is it being the key that Leganés knows how to interpret the games?
The team has been able to interpret the game. There have been moments in which we have had inaccuracies, in which the team has tried to maintain possession of the ball and, with that possession, find the second goal, but that has caused us inaccuracies. It is what we want. Manage the game through possession. Attract the opponent to generate spaces knowing that the rival would have the front line. Hence the lineup, with two quick tips that go well into space to work that out.
How do you see Ignasi Miquel?
Thank God we know him. We know how you work on a day-to-day basis. We are very proud of how he has adapted to the team and what we want.
Kevin Bua has made his debut as a starter and with prominence. How do you rate your match?
Very well. That is what we were looking for. The idea of having two strikers who work much more into space. Give us that depth. Also have that participation of Kevin. That gives you the pause, the tranquility. Knowing how to play. Associate.
And Rubén Pardo?
Rubén Pardo is growing more and more because he has that football and has always shown it. I also want to highlight the role of Luis. You did a great job today.
Leganés are already only two points behind Espanyol, which is their next rival.
Are you two points? I have not seen it. I’ll look at it later, of course. I do not pay attention to it. I look more at what the players do. The most important thing for us is to continue demonstrating that solidity. That balance. That work that we are seeing in training. With the confidence of a victory it is much easier to continue growing.